Florida Tech Engineering and Science Student Design Showcase

Friday, April 6, 2018

Ebook - Showcase 2018 Projects

Sponsored by:

Northrop and Grumman 


What Is Student Design?

Students participate in a senior project to gain hands-on experience in applying engineering and science principles. Engineering students organize into interdisciplinary teams to design and construct a senior design project as a graduation requirement for their bachelor of science degrees. Science students complete research projects for the same reason. The students must conceive, design and implement the project; write the description; document the requirements; secure corporate and community support for the project; and present the final outcome of their work. The project simulates a real-world work environment in a variety of engineering and science fields. The students apply theory, think creatively and develop practical skills such as teamwork, professionalism and leadership. To see a selection of some of our past projects visit our Student Design Blog.

Why We Do It

  • Teaches interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Applies learned engineering and science skills
  • Shows how engineering, science and business work together
  • Creates better engineers ready for work or graduate school
  • Encourages future research
  • Makes engineering and science "FUN”

Student Design Provides Opportunities to:

  • Participate in team goal setting
  • Develop a plan to attain goals
  • Conduct research
  • Develop leadership by leading their own teams
  • Understand team interdependencies
  • Develop a winning attitude